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“Shikh” sanatorium (for musculoskeletal system disorders)


In Azerbaijan, holiday season lasts all the year round. Azerbaijan possesses rich and, in some respects, unique recreational resources. The remarkable nature of mountainous and foothill areas, treasured balneological resources, curative muds, amazing beauty of mountain lakes, waterfalls and sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea, vineyards and fig gardens of Absheron as well as abundance of sunshine create favorable conditions for a year-round recreation and therapeutic treatment.

“Shikh” sanatorium for musculoskeletal diseases is situated just 10 km away from Baku (capital of Azerbaijan), in an suburb village called Bibi-Heybat, which, in its turn, lies on the coast of Caspian sea.

Everyone has heard of golden sands of Varna, beaches of Sochi, Crimean air and bright sun of Anapa at least once. But these vital natural properties are all found at “Shikh” sanatorium, one of the best resorts of the Absheron peninsula. Golden quartz sand, the highest number of sunny days in a year, caressing warmth of Caspian waves and UV rays-rich sun are the distinctive features of the mentioned Absheron resort – the most popular vacation spot of residents of Baku.

Early information on medicinal properties of Absheron’s climate and natural sources date back to hoary antiquity. People have been travelling here for a cure for over 100 years. Even the air, abundant with salts, bromine and iodine ions, possesses certain vital properties. What about seawater? Remarkably, at “Shikh” water temperature for May reaches solid 19oC, rising up to 27oC in August and remaining around 18,5oC by October (!). Surrounded by hills and camping areas, this resort attracts people from all over the country. Thousands of people have improved their health, recuperated and gained vigor by undertaking a therapeutic programme at “Shikh” sanatorium.

The combination of therapeutic and climatic factors, as well as of curing hydrosulfide water baths containing a small amount of iodine and bromine, makes “Shikh” an ideal resort for people suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.

Air, sun and sea baths will remain in the memories of visitors and will stimulate soonest recovery of patients.

Upon arrival, patients are carefully examined by experienced doctors. In 18 days, they are subject to constant and close medical supervision. Moreover, cozy residential buildings memorable for the application of national architectural elements alongside with contemporary ones, as well as shadowy alleys and a park are perfectly organized to comfort the desires of visitors.

General ambiance dominating in the sanatorium can be merely described as a homely, cozy and soothing one. Withal, patients undergo a range of recreational activities.

In sanatorium, another way of medical treatment comprises of hydrosulfide waters, containing small amounts of iodine and bromine. Mineral water comes to surface from a depth of 2,000 meters and at a temperature of 60-70o C.

From doctors’ point of view, comfortable furniture, vividly colored carpets, wide hallways and corridors – in short, aesthetics and harmony also have some healing effects on human beings.

Besides, sanatorium offers naftalan oil/paraffin/natural mud therapies. It also has clinical diagnostic and biochemical laboratories, specialized medical cabinets, as well as services of functional diagnostics, physiotherapy, and massage.

A cozy canteen offering aesthetically decorated dishes pertaining to both national (Azeri) and European cuisines is always at your disposal.

Various balneological methods are also common at “Shikh” sanatorium: it offers such procedures as underwater shower massage, special pool for underwater traction and exercise bike-based workout of lower limb joints (done at a specially equipped pool).